Holding around 20% of the worlds fresh surface water, the great lakes produce some really great things. One of these is Beer. The Great Lakes basin is home to some of the worlds greatest breweries, and we get the privilege of sipping their final products. I did just a bit of research, and have come up with a “list” of our favorite Great Lakes breweries, some we have been to, and some not. Make sure and check some of them out!

 Here we go (there is no particular order for these, * indicates we have been there and recommend it!):

  • Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, OH)

  • Founders Brewing Company (Grand Rapids, MI)*

  • Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI)*

  • Dragonmead Microbrewery (Warren, MI)

  • Fox River Brewing Company (Oshkosh, WI)

  • Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Company (Akron, OH)

  • Lakefront Brewery (Milwaukee, WI)*

  • Bastone Brewery (Royal Oak, MI)

  • Revolution Brewing (Chicago, IL)

  • Shoreline Brewery (Michigan City, IN)

  • Brewery Vivant (Grand Rapids, MI)*

  • Keweenaw Brewing Company (Houghton, MI)

  • Shorts Brewing Company (Bellaire, MI)*

  • Arcadia Brewing Company (Battle Creek, MI)

  • Atwater Brewing Company (Detroit, MI)

  • Mickey Finns Brewery (Libertyville, IL)

  • Millking It Productions (Royal Oak, MI)

  • Motor City Brewing (Detroit, MI)

  • New Holland Brewery (Holland, MI)*

  • Central Waters Brewing Company (Amherst, WI)

  • Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing (Duluth, MN)*


That is it for now, be sure to let us know if we missed any!